Stephanie Wernaers obtained her law degree at the
University of Antwerp in 2000. In the same year, she also obtained a diploma in
Specific Teacher Training (formerly known as aggregatie training) at the
University of Antwerp.
Stephanie has been a lawyer at the Bar of Antwerp
since 1 September 2000. She began her internship at GSJ advocaten in Antwerp on
the same date.
She became a senior associate in 2009 and has been
a partner since 1 January 2018.
Stephanie specialises in real estate law. Within
this field, she focuses primarily on private-law construction disputes, rental
and commercial lease disputes and apartment co-ownership. She is also very
well-versed in tenancy rights.
In all these areas of practice, she has received
specific training in the drafting of agreements. In addition, she can help
private clients and professionals settle disputes in court (for example,
contractors, property managers and brokers).
Stephanie has acquired considerable knowledge and
a wealth of experience in legal proceedings relating to private-law contracting
disputes. She has the necessary know-how to assist clients at every stage in
the process, from the start of the dispute until final settlement by the court.
Furthermore, she has become a specialist in the area of construction expert
reports, in which capacity she regularly assists private clients and
contractors in the context of expert investigations carried out by court order.
Stephanie is a highly trained professional who
offers expert advice on apartment co-ownership. She assists private clients and
professional property managers and regularly gives seminars on these issues for
private clients and professionals. She writes guidance letters on aspects of
these various fields of legal expertise and is a regular contributor to the Indicator.
Lastly, since 2010 Stephanie has been teaching
construction law to final-year students in the context of the course in Applied
Engineering/Architecture at the University of Antwerp (formerly known as the